Inter Miami CF vs LA Galaxy Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLS Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Inter Miami CF vs LA Galaxy
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-116) LA (+300)
DRV PNK Stadium is the site where Chicharito and the LA Galaxy (6-4-12 last season, 10th in the Western Conference) will take on Inter Miami (7-3-13 last year, 10th in the Eastern Conference) on Sunday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be John McCarthy for Inter Miami and Jonathan Bond for the LA Galaxy. Inter Miami is priced at -116 while the Galaxy are at +300. The over/under has been set at 2.5.
Miami took the field against Nashville in their last matchup and ended up losing by a score of 3-0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 83.6% received passes rate by converting 358 of the 428 pass attempts in their last match. Inter Miami tried 6 dribbles in this match and completed 4 of those tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to shooting accuracy, Miami walked away from the pitch at a 33.3% clip by landing 3 SoT out of 9 total shots. Miami had an average of 1.04 goals per 90 (24 total goals) and accumulated 18 assists in all games last season.
Julian Carranza is a player who should impact this matchup for Inter Miami. He has totaled 1 assist while tallying 13 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Carranza has been a starter in 30 games in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.34 G/90. The forward hailing from Argentina has 12 goals scored in 3,142 mins played. Another player who should impact this match is Gonzalo Higuain, the forward representing Argentina. He has helped a teammate on a goal 63 times in his career and he has scored 238 total goals. Higuain has been on the field for 30,818 minutes during 347 starting assignments and has earned himself 45 yellow cards. He is averaging 0.70 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The man who is expected to defend the goal for Inter Miami CF is John McCarthy. McCarthy (42-32-28 record in his career) has earned 35 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.3% shutout percentage. The keeper hailing from the United States has seen 400 shots tried against him in 102 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.11 (113 total goals allowed) and he has earned a save percentage of 74.0. McCarthy has seen the pitch for a total of 9,180 mins and has 295 stops in his career.
When they last stepped on the pitch, LA went home defeated by a final of 3-0 against Vancouver. They finished the match by completing 462 of the 521 pass attempts for a rate of 88.7%. The Galaxy had a 57.1% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 12 of the 21 dribbles they tried. LA converted 6 shots on target out of their 12 shots attempted which gave them a 50.0% rate in their last game. Having accumulated 26 goals and 17 assists in all their matches, LA averages 1.18 goals and 0.77 assists per 90.
Chicharito should be someone to watch for LA Galaxy. He is currently averaging 0.61 goals per 90 minutes and has started 177 games during his pro soccer career. The forward hailing from Mexico has totaled 17,305 mins and has earned 117 goals. He has accumulated 33 yellow cards during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 20 times. Be sure to watch out for Kevin Cabral, the forward born in France. Cabral has been handed 5 yellow card cautions in 3,760 mins played (38 starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.24. He has earned 10 goals in his career while helping on a goal 6 different times.
Jonathan Bond will be residing in front of the net for LA Galaxy. During his professional soccer career, Bond has surrendered 128 goals and has racked up 283 stops in 91 starts. He has given up 1.41 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 33-24-33. He has a save % of 69.8 and his clean sheet rate is 22.0%. Bond has recorded 20 clean sheets while he has seen 411 shots attempted against him in 8,189 career mins.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take LA (+300)
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